Program Outline | MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences makes the most of your time at Pacific University School of Pharmacy.

Year One:

  • Fall semester (12.5 credits; August- December): Lab research and research rotations; scientific communication; multiple shared courses with PharmD students (pharmacy foundations, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutics & biopharmaceutics, personal & profesional development)
  • Spring semester (9 credits; January-May): Lab research; advanced topics in pharmaceutical sciences, scientific communication
  • Summer semester (6 credits; May-August): Lab research

Year Two:

  • Fall semester (10 credits; August- December): Lab research; seminar series; take your general exam
  • Spring semester (9 credits; January-May): Lab research; seminar series; defend your thesis
  • Graduate with your degree in May!

Research Themes

  • Drug Discovery
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Cancer Biology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Natural Products
  • Toxicology

PharmD/MS Joint Degree Program Option

In addition to the standalone MS program, the PharmD/MS joint degree program was designed for students interested in pairing the research-focused MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree with a clinical doctorate. The MS degree integrates with your predetermined PharmD coursework and is aimed at training researcher-clinicians for the ever-evolving role of pharmacists within the healthcare workforce.

Contact Us

Brendan Stamper, PhD | Program Director
503-352-7287 |